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'Embarrassing and cringeworthy' - Paul Merson slams Manchester United with Newcastle prediction

Paul Merson has predicted Manchester United to fall to another defeat in the Premier League.

United host Newcastle this evening in their final home fixture of the campaign. The Reds go into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at the weekend where they lost further ground in the race for European qualification.

Erik ten Hag's side are eighth in the Premier League table and have work to do in order to qualify for either the Europa League or Europa Conference League. After facing Newcastle, the Reds will then travel to take on Brighton this Sunday in their final fixture of the season.

United will qualify for the Europa League with a victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup final. However, Ten Hag and Co. will have to finish at least sixth to have a chance of qualifying via their position in the Premier League table.

Newcastle are three points ahead of United in sixth, while Chelsea are seventh and also battling to qualify for Europe. And the Reds have been predicted to suffer another what would be a 15th top-flight defeat of the campaign.

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Merson has explained why he believes United will not be able to avoid defeat at the hands of Newcastle tonight. The former Arsenal star went on to be critical of the way the club is run on and off the pitch after being at Old Trafford at the weekend.

“Newcastle United will have miles too much for Manchester United, I expect them to win this one quite easily,” Merson told Sportskeeda.

“Arsenal played in second gear against Man United last weekend. If the Red Devils were still playing now, they still wouldn’t

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